If you recall from a previous post, I am taking a hiatus from reading and reviewing books in order to study for my exams. I am however, will be reading the books that have been sent to me from publishers/publicists to review. I just started reading book 1 in The Road to Salvation series by Pemroke Sinclair.
I was sent a review request by Booktrope Publishing, who represents Pembroke Sinclair. The third book in the series was recently released, so Booktrope Publishing was kind enough to send me ecopies of all three books to review.
In honor of reading this series for review, I will be posting the authors favorite quotes from the series, which she was kind enough to provide for me. But before you read the quotes, let’s take a look at what each of the books are about:
The Appeal of Evil (The Road to Salvation #1)
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Katie wants to invest her heart and soul in love, but she may lose both to Hell.
Katie, a senior in high school, is torn between loving the “good” guy, her childhood friend Wes who makes promises he doesn’t keep and abandons her when she needs him the most, and the “bad” guy, the new kid at school Josh who is also a real demon from Hell. Katie wants someone who pays attention to her and puts her first, but what is she willing to give up to find him?
Dealing with Devils (The Road to Salvation #2)
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Dating a demon has its advantages, like helping deliver souls to Hell. Wait…what?
Katie’s world has been turned upside down. She’s fallen for Josh—despite the fact that he’s a demon from Hell. Wes is finally out of her system and her life. Convinced she can change Josh, she sets out to make him a better person, only to find out things aren’t as simple as she’d originally thought. For one thing, Josh has Katie help him deliver souls to Hell, and she kind of likes it. And to top it off, other more powerful demons are battling for her soul, and revelations from the past could change the course of her life forever.
Good Intentions (The Road to Salvation #3)
Katie has been through Hell—literally—and discovered that it wasn’t as bad as she thought it would be. In fact, she kind of enjoyed it. She got to be with Josh, found out about her past, and discovered who she wanted to be as a person. Katie didn’t care that her actions went against social norms. She was happy.
But things are changing—again. Wes has come back into her life, and that can only mean trouble. His presence threatens to unravel her new-found happiness. She can’t allow that. She won’t let him back in. Yet, Katie can’t push him away.
Thrown back into a state of confusion and uncertainty, Katie is once again forced to pick sides, and in the process, she may lose herself.
*About Pembroke Sinclair*
Pembroke Sinclair is a literary jack of all trades, playing her hand at multiple genres. She has written an eclectic mix of fiction ranging from horror to sci-fi and even some westerns. Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming–the home of 56 nationalities–it is no wonder Pembroke ended up so creatively diverse. Her fascination with the notions of good and evil, demons and angels, and how the lines blur have inspired her writing. Pembroke lives in Laramie, Wyoming, with her husband, two spirited boys, a black lab named Ryder, and a rescue kitty named Alia, who happens to be the sweetest, most adorable kitty in the world! She cannot say no to dessert, orange soda, or cinnamon. She loves rats and tatts and rock and roll and wants to be an alien queen when she grows up.
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Now onto the really fun part! Here are the quotes that were provided to me!
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From The Appeal of Evil:
1. Wes lowered his head so he nuzzled Katie’s neck. His lips were on her skin, but he wasn’t kissing her. All the anger drained from her body, and her hand relaxed its grip on the sheets. The gesture should have sent warning bells off in her head, made her wonder what he was doing, made her feel like her body was in danger. Instead, all she felt was safe, comforted. She closed her eyes and relished the feel of his breath on her neck, the warmth of his chest against her back, the strength of his arm around her.
2. Josh was right: she did want Wes out of her life, but not permanently. And she didn’t want to watch him die. Sure, he’d been a jerk and broken her heart for eleven years, but that didn’t mean he deserved to be killed.
3. “I need you to do one thing for me. One tiny little thing. I showed you compassion by letting your mother go, now I need you to show me how much you really want to be with me.”
“I need you to kill Wes.”
From Dealing with Devils:
1. Why was it so comfortable in his arms? Why did it feel safe? It shouldn’t. His nearness should have made her skin crawl and nausea creep into her gut. He was a demon, an unholy creature that thrived on human misery.
2. Fire burned through his pupils in swirls of orange, blue, and white. Katie felt like she was being pulled into their depth. She sucked in a sharp breath and tightened her grip on Josh’s hand, but it felt like her fingers slipped through his. It wasn’t fear so much as surprise that prompted the reaction. The flames engulfed her. They caressed her skin and cradled her as she was taken deeper. The logical part of her brain told her she should have been afraid, but somewhere deep down this felt right, comfortable.
3. Forever it seemed like the only thing she had to do was get away from Josh, but situations didn’t allow that. Now, she felt like she was consciously deciding to stay with him. With no coercion. Was that acceptable? She honestly didn’t know, but she felt better about the decision to stay with him than she had with anything else that had happened recently.
From Good Intentions:
1. Things would be so much simpler if humanity didn’t exist. If the world went back to light and dark creatures, there wouldn’t be all this confusion. Katie imagined what it would look like if the houses burned. She imagined the inhabitants running to the streets, only to be taken down by Hell Hounds and black winged demons. The humans kicked and screamed. Misery and ash filled the air. Fissures and cracks opened in the earth, the bodies were dragged downward, and Katie watched it all smiling. She blinked, and the world returned to normal. Her heart pounded in her chest, her mouth had gone dry. Whoa. Where had that come from?
2. She felt small standing on that ledge, insignificant. Below and above her the world stretched for miles and extended for eternity into the stars and for fathoms under the sea. Compared to the sheer size of the universe, she was smaller than a grain of sand. And yet, to a few, she was the world.
3. “Goodness is around you all the time, but you have to recognize it for what it is and let it help you.”
4. “Your decisions were yours to make, and I can’t blame you for making them. But remember, nothing is set in stone. Angels can fall, and demons can be saved.”
Thank you so much Pembroke!
Stay tuned for my reviews of the three books and be sure to add them to your goodreads!!